Simeone: “With a great Joao, the team will be more competitive”

Diego Pablo Simeone, coach of the

Atlético de Madrid, exploded with joy with the third goal of his team against him RB Salzburg. Calmer but still happy, he appreciated the important victory achieved against the Austrian team.

He Cholo He referred to the great game of Joao Felix. “If it generates everything that it generated today in the commitment, in the game, in the dynamics, in the speed, in choosing when, how and what to do, it will continue to grow. Hopefully we can help you, because with a great João the team is going to be more competitive, “he said, adding:” Possibly the most complete due to the importance of the game, but he has played many good ones. What yes is that it was sustained in the regularity ”.

“We made a good first half, the result left us short with 1-1. In the end we generate good situations, depth, arrivals with people. A pity that they marked us and we had to start over. Then they hurt us as soon as we started, we reacted again with a great collective work from many who played ”, he explained by way of a summary of the game.

Simeone does not rule out that Llorente He can fill the pivot position, even if he's looking like a forward or inside. “We are looking for a way to bring together those who are in a good moment, who interpret what the team is looking for and needs. frames
Llorente It is one of them. He's feeling better offensively, but you have to remember that he came as a midfielder. Perhaps I can repeat it in the future, but it has an energy, strength, work, shooting from the outside … that feeds us ”.

He Cholo highlighted the work not only of Llorente or from Joao Felix. “I don't know if it was seen. When we defended we tried to be 4-1-4-1 and when attacking a 4-2-3-1 with Llorente looser to take advantage of his arrival, his physical strength, his shot. He played it perfectly. He is a boy who is very well. They are guys who are very well, Savic too. Herrera He did a good job, Koke he is also recovering how important he is to the team. Torreira went in very well. Beautiful is in a great moment. Y belt, which made a great game “.

“He Salzburg that presses very well. If you associate in short, they lock you up with the interiors or with the forwards. If you are looking for spaciousness, you will find those spaces. The time we couldn't go out they found the goal and we went to rest with a result that we didn't deserve ”, said the Argentine about the loss of the ball that caused the 1-1.

He referred to the situation of Saul. “It is working well. Hopefully it is before Osasuna, at the latest against Russia. But there is no problem with it. He arrived a quarter of an hour before the rest, to the locker room, he was cheering, then he congratulated the others … I don't know where they see something strange, “he said.

He also spoke of other proper names, such as Trippier, which in recent games is costing him something more. “We trust Trippier. Vrsaljko he is recovering and it will be time to compete with him for the place. maybe Trippier He is not in a moment of regularity that we were used to when he arrived but I trust him, so he will continue playing ”.